When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.
― Maya Angelou
We often focus on the end of the year as a special time to be thankful. But honestly, gratitude should be a daily practice for those of us working for great causes.
How do you keep donors around?
Say thank you well and let them know what their gift has accomplished. Asking for and receiving a gift is only a first step. Real connection begins with gratitude expressed.
This month, I’m hosting the Nonprofit Blog Carnival and we’re focused on thanks.
How are you showing donors gratitude? Do you have a fabulous thank you letter? Are you sending personal thank you notes? Did you make a great video? How about the phone – are you calling your donors?
Share your experience – write a post!
So, what exactly is a Nonprofit Blog Carnival?
It’s a monthly round-up of blog posts on topics for people like you, at nonprofits. Each month, the host creates a theme and sends out the call (in a post like this) for posts on that topic. Then the host (that’s me!) collects the best ones in a round-up post towards the end of the month.
You can write a post for your own website or blog. It doesn’t have to be specifically for the Carnival, or even mention the Carnival. I’ll review the submissions and we’ll feature the best in a post toward the end of the month.
Here’s how to submit:
- Write a blog post, or even choose a recent post that fits the theme.
- Submit your post via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your name, your blog’s name and the URL of the post (not your blog homepage).
- Get your post in by the end of the day on Friday, September 25th. Check back on Monday, September 28th to see if we’ve included your post in the September blog carnival.
What’s in it for you?
When your post is included in the blog carnival, you’ll bring new traffic to your blog and help raise its online profile. We’ll link back to your blog post. And you’ll get your writing in front of new readers.
Plus, you’ll be helping others do a great job saying thanks. And for that, we’ll all be very grateful!
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Photo credit: Mayur Gala